There is uncertainty over the Asia Cup: Mani
While the major sporting events around the globe have already been halted due to the coronavirus outbreak, the global pandemic also threatens to postpone the future events. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani on Thursday said that there is uncertainty surrounding the Asia Cup 2020, scheduled to be held in September in the lead up to the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
"There's uncertainty over the Asia Cup. Nothing has been decided yet. The whole world is in an uncertain state," PCB chairman Mani was quoted as saying by The Telegraph.
"You don't know what it will be like in September. Don't get me wrong but it will depend on a number of factors.
"Mere speculation won't help. Maybe the situation will be clearer in a month's time."
Pakistan holds the hosting rights to the tournament that was scheduled to be played in T20 format this year. Although it is confirmed that Asia Cup will be played in UAE (if it takes place) as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has earlier confirmed that they have no problem with Pakistan hosting the tournament, provided it is held at a neutral venue.
The UAE is under a two-week lockdown presently and it can be extended if the situation does not improve. PCB has a tough task going ahead and as its chairman said, there is uncertainty over the tournament's future.